microphone etymology

English word microphone comes from English -phone, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microphone

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phone English (eng) A device related to the telephone.. A device that makes a sound.. A speaker of a certain language.. A type of sound.
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microphone English (eng) A device (transducer) used to convert sound waves into a varying electric current; normally fed into an amplifier and either recorded or broadcast. (transitive) To put one or more microphones on or in.

Words with the same origin as microphone

Descendants of -phone
beth trademark videotape
Descendants of micro-